I have a confession to make. I’m a little obsessed with transit systems. Though at this point I think it’s a time honoured tradition at Akendi: NYC, GO Transit, and TTC. I recently went to visit my sister in Sydney, Australia. I spent some time surfing and admiring kangaroos, however I spent even more timeContinue Reading
The original title I was going to give this post was: “Better Communication or More Tools? Pick One.” I chose the other title because I think it’s less flippant and often when gaps in communication and workflow are addressed with technological solutions, like knowledge repositories, workflow and messaging systems, project management systems to name aRead more
Creating a design that works well on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices is often seen as a daunting and intimidating exercise. Clients worry that there will be an overwhelming number of decisions to make, and they often become confused or sidetracked by pre-conceived notions about what “responsive” and “adaptive” design means. At Akendi, we’ve figuredRead more
It has finally happened. Uber made it to Cambridge. Some, like myself, were looking forward to this. Others like Cambridge’s taxi firms, cannot have been, but the arrival of Uber in Cambridge cannot have been a surprise to established taxi firms and that bugs me a little bit. Why? Because existing taxi firms seem toRead more
In September I visited my home town of Thessaloniki, Greece, after being away for almost three years. Although I wanted to start writing this article as soon as I got back, I decided to wait a bit so that I’m a little less biased and emotionally charged as possible. For the most part it wasRead more
As someone on the front end of UX projects, I spend a lot of time talking with clients and prospects about their specific project. I’ve grown into this role because I really do enjoy meeting new people, hearing about new technology and helping advise companies on service design. I can tell you that selling UXRead more
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